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JIMMY STYKS
12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package

Model # 14112833 | Mfg # JSBHN

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A fishing SUP that'll take you places that are too shallow for boats or even kayaks to go!

Designed to haul you and all your fishing gear across calm lakes, salt marshes, the Intracoastal Waterway, lazy rivers or any other flatwater setting you can find, the Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard from Jimmy Styks is also perfect for overnight camping trips to those little uninhabited islands you've been dying to explore. Grab your fisherman's milk crate, ice chest, extra rod and bait bucket, strap them down and let that epic fishing trip begin! With its rock solid stability, novice paddlers will find the Blue Heron very forgiving and easy to learn on.

 

Construction

The Blue Heron features Jimmy Styks' standard construction, a method that offers maximum strength with quality materials. Starting with an expanded polystyrene blank core with a 1/4" stringer, a three-layer fiberglass/epoxy glass schedule is applied to the deck for a greater standing support while a lighter two-layer fiberglass/epoxy glass schedule is applied to the bottom for minimized board weight. A final clear coat is applied and polished to an attractive, lasting luster.

 

Deck

Beginning with a full deck traction pad that provides a comfortable nonslip surface so you can really dig in when trying to get back in ahead of bad weather, the Blue Heron adds an integrated bungee strapping system in front and behind you, plus multiple attachment points to ensure your cooler, tacklebox and whatever else you stow on top of your board STAYS on top of your board.

 

Venting Handle

There's a venting handle in the middle of the deck with a self-breathing cap that features a Gore-Tex® membrane that allows air to permeate freely through the vent while preventing water and other debris from entering the board. This minimizes damage caused by pressurization and heat. You'll want to open the vent completely after each use and tighten the cap before you launch it.

 

Volume

When deciding on an SUP, you'll want to choose a board with adequate volume. This can be the difference between gliding smoothly across the surface or spending your time fighting that very real sinking feeling! Proper volume is influenced by two key variables with a fishing/adventure style SUP: combined rider and cargo weight, plus skill level. The displacement hull on the Blue Heron is designed for maximum capacity. With a volume of 254 liters, the recommended weight limit is 310 pounds for those with a beginner or novice skill level. Experienced paddlers may find they can even exceed this recommended weight limit!

 

Shape

The extra wide platform on the Blue Heron provides the stability you need to transport you and your gear on day-long adventures in any flatwater location.

 

Rocker

Rocker refers to the upward "bending" of the nose and tail when the board is lying flat. Boards have varying degrees of rocker depending on the board type. The 6 1/2" nose rocker on the Blue Heron keeps the board above the water surface when moving forward, particularly when carrying extra weight, while the 2" tail rocker allows for pivoting during turns.

 

Remember to order a life jacket (sold separately) so you'll return safely to paddle another day!

 

Included Accessories

  • Adjustable paddle — Adjusts to 84" which will fit riders up to 6'4" tall
  • Stabilizer fin
  • Fin hardware
  • 10' coiled leash
  • Board bag
  • Spare vent cap

 

Construction

  • EPS foam core, fiberglass 3-layer deck, fiberglass 2-layer bottom
  • 33" width
  • 12' length
  • 5" thick
  • 39 1/2 pounds
  • One-year limited warranty

Owner's Manual

12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package

Best Use Fishing
Adventure
Board Volume 254 Liters
Capacity 310 Pounds
Color Blue
Dimensions Nose: 6.5"
Tail: 2"
Features Planing Hull
Paddle
Board Bag
Leash
1 Fin
Packages
Length 12'
Weight 39.5 Pounds
Width 33"

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fishing (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The SUV of Paddleboards

This SUP is awesome because it is so stable. I have done a yoga move called the bridge on it, towed my tired gf on her SUP with it, carried a cooler and...Read complete review

This SUP is awesome because it is so stable. I have done a yoga move called the bridge on it, towed my tired gf on her SUP with it, carried a cooler and put my dog on it. I like the extra deck traction up front. In the water this board is still very nimble for turning. It's heavier because the extra length and traction, but that is not a dealbreaker.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great riding board

No customer service fro. West Marine. Or Jimmy Sykes ..sent me link on you tube to repair board ...I was just sick when I saw fracture ...I really liked this...Read complete review

No customer service fro. West Marine. Or Jimmy Sykes ..sent me link on you tube to repair board ...I was just sick when I saw fracture ...I really liked this board but
Do not know if I will buy from west. Marine or Jimmy Sykes again ...board was
Barely broke in and fracture came from no where

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4.0

Great paddle board

By Matt

from Melbourne, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A lot of tie downs for gear
  • Great for fishing
  • Super stable
  • Tracks well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fishing

    Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

    Great paddle board for fishing. Extremely stable and paddles well. Tons of tie downs great for bringing a cooler or other gear.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    love this product great value

    By MalibuRob

    from Navarre,Fl

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

    Board handles great very relaxing

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great board, but very slow

    By SUPSarasota

    from Sarasota, FL

    Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

    Great beginner's paddle board. Stability is great and I love the tie down spots. Being able to bring a cooler out is a huge plus.
    Biggest down side to this board is how it handles in currents and the wind. Which is terrible.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Big stable board for a big guy

    By Lake rat

    from Shrewsbury, MA

    Pros

    • Very stable for a 6'6"260

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

        I am a novice and being tall and 260# finding the right board is challenging. This board is great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome board

        By Jo

        from Den

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

            Very stable, great for just cruising or fishing. Would buy again.

             
            5.0

            Great board!

            By Skip

            from Daytona Beach, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

            I am very happy with my purchase of this board. It is very stable and glides nicely through the water.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great riding board

            By Leo

            from Belle Plaine mn

            Pros

            • Lots Of Tie Down
            • Very stable

            Cons

            • Care Of My Boards
            • I Take Very Careful
            • Jnocustomer Service
            • No customer service
            • Not very durable
            • Showed Fractures
            • Was Only 3 Months Old

            Best Uses

            • Flat Water And Fishing

            Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

            No customer service fro. West Marine. Or Jimmy Sykes ..sent me link on you tube to repair board ...I was just sick when I saw fracture ...I really liked this board but
            Do not know if I will buy from west. Marine or Jimmy Sykes again ...board was
            Barely broke in and fracture came from no where

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent board, great quality

            By Kevin the Fish

            from Clayton, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Strap Items To
            • Handles Big Waves Well
            • Lightweight
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Not as Durable as hoped

            Best Uses

            • Carrying A Couple Blocks
            • Fishing
            • Solo Adventuring

            Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

            I use this paddle board all summer long - for fishing off of or just paddling around in general. It is a great multipurpose board. It is very stable in big waves (just don't look at the waves hit the board and you won't panic) and easy to transport. I use a "board schlepper" to carry it a couple blocks to launch and I can walk a couple of blocks with it just fine. I just wish it was a little more durable. It scratches easy and I dented the outside coating a little when it hit against the ground. Other than that, I am so happy that I bought this, my wife and I both love using it on the St. Lawrence River.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Blue Heron

            By Neil

            from Crystal River, FL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to stear
            • Rides Great
            • Room for two
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Had To Wait To Ship

            Best Uses

            • Exercise
            • Fishing
            • Sight Seeing From Water

            Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

            This is my first paddle board. My wife purchased the Surge at the same time, but her's arrived at the store almost a full month before mine. It's a great board because of its price and quality. It delivers all that is promised in its description.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            beyond expectations

            By deidreemr

            from windsor ny and hampstead nc

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Complete Package
            • Good Amount Of Tie Downs
            • Good Looking
            • Nice Deck Pads
            • Very stable

            Cons

            • A Tad On The Heavy Side

            Best Uses

            • Cruising
            • Fishing

            Comments about Jimmy Styks 12' Blue Heron Stand-Up Paddleboard Package:

            Bought this as a guest board to compliment my bote'
            fishing sup. I just recently got to try it out and it exceeded my expectations. It manuvers well and has great stability. The package is very well put together. You get everything you need to get out on the water and a bag to boot. I have been having so much fun with it that I have been using it as my go to board. It appears to be well constructed with really nice deck pads and many tie downs for your equipment. I know my quests will enjoy it as well.:-) The board is a tad on the heavy side due to its stable size and as with all sups their awkward shape. I used some of the tie down plugs to make a few rope handles and at age 65 I can get to where I want it to go. I am very well pleased with my purchase. I am also well pleased with the West Marine order processing
            and staff.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I ordered the board on-line and had it shipped to my
            local store. It was there in 2 days ,very well packaged and ready to go. The process went very well.

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